The blackened finger
Stump shows skyward
Cost cutting coverall
And rationality, austerity or not
Not offering out
To those in poverty
But offering out
To tender not loving care, Just tender
(For people not familiar with Yorkshire dialect “out” can also sound like “owt” or “anything”)
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Lovely… though I’m still not sure how to pronounce the out 😉
It’s a homophone – sounds the same but I just wanted it to have more than one meaning – sorry if it didn’t work!
I’m a southerner, but I read the out as owt first time. A fine poem, with or without the 2 meanings!
Thank you kindly for your comments- appreciated 🙂